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good morning. breaking news. violent protests erupt in charlotte overnight after another deadly police shooting. demonstrators vandalizing cars, trucks and lighting fires, at least 12 officers injured in clashes. we're there live. motivated by hate. the first terror charges are brought against bombing suspect ahmad rahami. the fbi tracks down rahami's wife overseas. what she's saying to investigators. in the hot seat. the ceo of the company that
grilling on capitol hill today over the skyrocketing cost of that life-saving medication. lawmakers demanding answers but can they do anything to reverse the price hike? and bombshell breakup. hollywood reacts to the surprising news to the split of angelina jolie and brad pitt. so what's next for them, their six children and their reported $400 million fortune. today, wednesday, september 21st, >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. it's another busy news morning. let's get right to that breaking news down in charlotte, north carolina. protests over a deadly police-involved shooting there setting off a wave of angry protests.
chris, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. the scene here far different than what it was just a few short hours ago. protesters remained on the streets into the wee hours of the early morning following the shooting of an african-american man that police say was armed and dangerous. but family members say was disabled and carrying nothing more than a book. chaos charlotte, north carolina. after a 43-year-old black man was fatally shot by police at an apartment complex. >> we got shots fired. one suspect down, legacy court. all officers 10-4, one suspect down. >> reporter: authorities say officers were trying to serve a warrant to a different man tuesday afternoon when they encountered keith lamont scott, who they say was armed. >> as they engaged him, he was
the scene as well. made some imminent threat to them. because of that, at least one of our officers fired rounds at the subject, shooting him. >> reporter: news of scott's death spread quickly, sparking protests near the site of the shooting. >> no justice, no peace. >> reporter: demonstrators faced off with police wearing riot gear. >> why do you have a gas mask? >> reporter: clashing with officers. >> they're jumping on top of cars, stopping traffic and they blocked. we're going to need units down here, really quick. >> reporter: members of scott's family told local news outlets that he was not armed. instead they say he had been clutching a book while waiting to pick up a child after school. a woman who's been identified as a family member of the victim had this to say. >> he didn't have no gun. he wasn't messing with nobody. they jumped out their trucks, they said hands up. he got a gun, he got a gun.
that's it. >> reporter: officials say at least a dozen officers suffered nonlife-threatening injuries during the protest. now, that was a street sweeper that just came by a few moments ago cleaning up some of the debris, the rocks and the bottles left over from the overnight protests. now, the police officer who shot scott was identified tuesday afternoon -- tuesday night, i should say, as brentley vinson, the two-year veteran of the department who is african-american. has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. back to you. >> chris clackum down in charlotte for us this morning. thank you very much. another big story we're following, federal terror charges have been filed against the suspect in those bombings and bombing attempts here in new york and new jersey. this as his personal journal reveals much more about a possible motive in the case. let's begin our coverage with nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer.
the fbi began watching ahmad rahami the day after the first bombing. it says that he was worried he would be captured before he could, quote, carry off his jihad. this as he faces new criminal charges. today ahmad rahami is charged with using weapons of mass destruction in the bombing of public places. new details emerging from his criminal complaint. the fbi says rahami began ordering bombs in june, buying some items on ebay under his own names. the day of the bombings rahami drove himself into manhattan through the lincoln tunnel. the ied injured approximately 31 people in new york. one victim had to have multiple ball bearings removed from her body. after a shootout with police, investigators say they found a
killed with anti-american sentiments. the government continue your slaughter against -- he also praised osama bin laden and anwar al awlaki. the journal ends with god willing, the sounds of the bombs will be heard in the streets. gunshots to your police, death to your oppression. tuesday rahami's father, mohammed, confirmed he spoke to the fbi in a neighbor told police mohammed called his son a terrorist after ahmad stabbed his brother in a fight. he said he was just angry and had no reason to think his son was a terrorist. with the officers rahami is accused of wounding now rye leased from the hospital -- >> how are you feeling? >> i'm feeling like i got shot in the head. i'm glad to be alive and glad to be home.
looking into his frequent visits to pakistan and afghanistan. he got married and his wife was granted a visa to enter the u.s. overseas she's been questioned by investigators in the united arab emirates, denying any prior knowledge of the attack. >> we have nothing to indicate at this point that she's involved. >> reporter: this morning a clearer picture of the suspect. one investigators paint as anti-american and r the criminal complaint also says rahami watched jihad videos from his social media account and added that a family member took cell phone video of him inside his backyard using incendiary devices. back to you. >> all right, thank you. nbc news analyst juan serrati served as a national security advisor under president george w. bush. good morning.
>> we talked about this question whether he acted alone or had help. we're 24 hours further into this right now. based on what you heard or read, are you moving in any direction on that? >> it's clear that there's more suspicion around the family, especially given the information about the video taken at the hom two days prior to the attack which seems to be some sort of test of the incendiary device. that raises questions whether the family knew more than was su as we talked about yesterday that this was not a hermit terrorist. this is an individual still living with his family and not hiding his views in some ways so there are more questions no doubt for the family both abroad and here at home. >> as you say that, we know there was tension between the son and the father. knowing about unusual activity is different than helping someone. >> absolutely right. we've got to be very careful about that. but no doubt authorities are looking very closely at the family relationships.
these terrorists even if family members aren't aware sometimes have social networks of some sort that are su pouring their cause. so we have to be careful about the lone wolf narrative and mythology because often these are individuals that do have some degree of support. >> we now know, juan, that there was contact with this individual in the sense of talking to the family members after a report about a domestic violence incident, checking databases, the fbi said it did an an investigation. the fbi never spoke to rahami himself. understanding that it is easy to have 20/20 hindsight, does that seem like an oversight now? >> well, given what's happened, it does. it seems like talking to him would have been helpful, perhaps checking into his travel records more deeply would have helped as well. the fbi in some ways is whipsawed, though, because they are charged with not only trying
have to protect constitutional rights. their guidelines require them to close investigations and these preliminary investigations if there is not evidence that raises suspicions. so they can't just keep lists of people that are potentially problematic. they have to have a reason for that and that really binds what the fbi can do. >> juan, thank you very much. >> thank you, matt. we move to politics now. 48 days till the election if you're counting clinton will deliver an address in orlando today laying out her plan for what the campaign is calling an inclusive economy. >> donald trump is holding a rally in toledo, ohio, one of the battleground states he's visited most since securing the republican information. our latest data shows clinton outspending her rival by a 5-1 margin. to date the clinton campaign poured more than $96 million into ads during this general
trump's campaign just over $17 million. peter alexander is here in new york covering it all. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. we're now just five days away from that crucial first presidential debate. this morning donald trump is fighting back against tough new questions about his charitable foundation and whether it violated laws that prohibit nonprofit leaders from using charity money to benefit themselves or their businesses. under scrutiny again this morning, donald trump's charitable foundation. new york democrat, telling nbc news he's looking into whether trump used money from the charity to pay for his own legal settlements. "the washington post" reporting trump spent $258,000 to settle various lawsuits. that includes a deal with a golfer who made a million dollar hole in one during a charity tournament at one of trump's courses but later settled for $158,000 because of a rules dispute. that payment reportedly coming not from a business or personal account, but from the trump
paying money, trump had his charity pay money. that's against the rules if you use your charity's money to pay off debts your businesses have incurred. >> reporter: "the post" also reporting this 4-foot tall portrait of trump was purchased with $10,000 of charity money. overnight the trump campaign responding, accusing "the post" of getting their facts wrong but not identifying a single example, adding there was not and could not be any intent or motive for the trump to make improper payments. >> i mean honestly, places like afghanistan are safer than some of our inner cities. >> reporter: mocking hillary clinton for taking a day off the trail, tweeting sleep well, hillary, see you at the debates. in fact clinton spent the day working, hosting a counterterrorism call with national security advisers. meanwhile donald trump jr. is still under fire for a tweet comparing refugees to poisoned
on this table and three of the thousand were poisonous, would you take from the bowl? >> reporter: twitter igniting with outrage including this photo of a young syrian refugee. mike pence responding with nbc's kelly o'donnell. >> i think what's insensitive is to turn a blind eye to policies that are very likely compromising the safety and security of the american people. >> reporter: the campaign blame the firestorm on people who would rather be correct than safe, praising don jr. as a tremendous asset. ironically according to the bbc this morning, the british man who took that original photo, that image of the bowl of skittles used in donald trump jr.'s tweet was himself a refugee. matt and savannah. >> thank you. we told you about those violent demonstrations in charlotte overnight. protests are also growing over yet another fatal police shooting, this one of an unarmed man in tulsa, oklahoma.
janet, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. these videos have touched a nerve well beyond tulsa. they are sparking frustration and anger all across the country. and now this morning for the first time, we are hearing the officer's side of the story. protests in tulsa, as a wave of outrage grows this morning over the death of terence crutcher. >> why is he being treated like a criminal when he's done nothing wrong. >> reporter: videos of the und hands in the air being shot by officer betty shelby stirring anger. from the campaign trail where hillary clinton tweeted this should be intolerable. and basketball player dwyane wade posting we must show our strength as a black community more. >> shots fired! >> reporter: crutcher was tasered by one officer and shot by another. for more than two minutes, no one goes to check on him. he died later at the hospital. >> it's pure devastation.
>> the excessive force and all of that is just uncalled for when someone's hands are up. and that's what happened. >> reporter: this morning, officer betty shelby's side of the story from her attorney. >> she became concerned about him reaching for his left pocket, despite being commanded not to. >> reporter: according to a report in the "tulsa world" citing the lead investigator on the case, a vial of pcp was found in crutcher's vehicle. crutcher's family says even justification for deadly force. >> this was an unjustified killing. the position of the family is resolution on this matter. >> reporter: unlike what we saw in charlotte last night, the protests here have been peaceful, but they come amid calls from terence crutcher's family for charges to be filed against that officer. matt and savannah. >> janet, thank you. now to an attack on an aid
all aid deliveries there. the obama administration is now blaming russia for the bombing. here is nbc's bill neely. >> reporter: good morning, matt and savannah. there have been more bitter exchanges between the u.s. and russia over this, one of the worst incidents of this long war, the destruction of that aid convoy. here in syria today, not a single piece of aid has got through to the hundreds of thousands of people who desperately aid convoys have been fired on before in syria, but never like this. food, clothes and medical supplies for 78,000 people targeted. aid workers killed. it was hit just 30 minutes after the latest cease-fire ended. >> more than 20 vehicles, 20 trucks -- >> reporter: u.s. officials have told reuters that two russian warplanes were above the convoy
>> there only could have been two entities responsible, either the syrian regime or the russian government. >> reporter: russia says it didn't do it and claims syrian warplanes can't fly at night. moscow concedes it was tracking the convoy with a drone and blames this rebel vehicle carrying a heavy weapon. the u.n. says it knew the area wasn't safe butrt to the clearly marked convoy. >> if this attack was deliberate, it could well amount to a war crime. >> reporter: more air strikes are now killing and injuring and a merciless war is dragging on. while it may be difficult to prove who did this and reports this morning of another attack on a medical clinic here aleppo killing four workers. rebels blaming an air strike. the cease-fire here is history.
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. 7:30 wednesday morning, the 21st of september, 2016. you wave hello and we'll wave hello right back. good mog, along. >> good to have everyone along. let's take a look at some headlines right now. fatal police shooting in charlotte sparks violent protests overnight. at least 12 officers were injured. fires were set on an interstate. tear gas was used to disperse the crowd. the demonstration came hours after they were searching for a suspect. >> at this point all we know is they're in the apartment complex
they engage him and one of the officers felt a lethal threat and fired his weapon. >> the officer who opened fire is on administrative leave as that shooting is being investigated. federal terrorism charges have now been filed against ahmad rahami, the man accused of the weekend bombing attacks in new york and new jersey. the fbi has interviewed rahami's wife in the united arab emirates. she claims she had no kno hillary clinton returns to the campaign trail after taking tuesday off. she has events planned in florida, while donald trump will be holding rallies in the state of ohio. today's campaign moment, a tweet from donald trump that turned internet users into historians. he said hillary clinton is trying to steal his idea of holding rallies in front of airplanes. here's what he tweeted. do people know hillary is
in fact, however, politicians have been doing this for decades. twitter dug up and posted numerous examples, everybody from president obama, mccain, kerry, bush, reg an, kennedy. one tweeted out a photo of eisenhower doing it back in 1953. >> so there you go. >> there's the campaign moment. now to the breakup that a lot of people are talking about, angelina jolie filing for divorce from brad pitt. this morning both actors are speaking out about the split. with more on this. natalie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, matt. in the world of a-lists, brad and angelina were in a league of their own. but after 12 years and six children together, brangelina is no more. on monday, just weeks after their two-year wedding anniversary, angelina jolie filed for divorce from brad pitt. in court papers obtained by nbc
physical custody of the couple's six kids with pitt granted visitation. she will always do what's best for her children. >> brad and angelina both came into the marriage with very different ideas of parenting. over the years they would tell people one of them was very strict and the other was very soft. and so parenting, it's safe to say, a pretty intense negotiation at times. >> reporter: the spotted together in l.a. in july met in 2003 on the set of "mr. & mrs. smith." >> on a scale of how happy are you as a couple? >> 10 being perfectly happy and 1 being miserable? >> reporter: when pitt was married to jennifer aniston. both denied allegations of an affair. >> do i need to defend that i'm a decent woman? i sure hope i don't. i know i am.
the couple finally tied the knot in 2014, jolie painting a picture of domestic bliss to tom brokaw. >> it was just a feeling of security and comfort that we always had but that recommitting after ten years of being together, not because we had to but because we were absolutely sure we felt that much of a family. >> reporter: but recently rumors of marital strife. tabloids allege pitt ase extramarital affair. >> both sides say there was no truth to rumors that there was infidelity or substance abuse. brad made it really clear that his focus is on the kids. i think he's very worried right now about his access to the kids. >> reporter: actor and friend of the form el couple, george clooney, reacting in an interview with cnn. >> it's an unfortunate story about a family. i feel very sorry to hear that.
>> reporter: jolie is not seeking any spousal or child support. we'll have much more on this coming up on "access hollywood." >> lisa bloom will look into this for us. >> a little queasy to talk about this, to be perfectly honest, because nobody knows what happened over than those two and perhaps their kids. also, lisa, isn't it true that a lot of information that comes out in initial divorce fgs can be gained either to get a settlement or to gain some advantage in court? >> absolutely, that's very common. however, in miss jolie's defense, she's not asking for spousal support or child support, just sole physical custody of those children. >> let's talk about that. is that unusual? with the typical disposition be you share physical custody and
normal to say i am entitled to sole physical custody of my clients. >> this is how the case is going to turn out. you're going to get 50-50 legal and physical custody. you're both going to share the important decisions about the kids and you're going to get roughly 50-50 time with the kids unless, unless there is abuse or neglect and that's not alleged here. a short cryptic s this is in the best interests of the children. >> do we know about prenup? >> we don't know. it would shock me that a couple with this level of earnings does not have a prenup but a lot of people go into marriage without one. >> they have been married two years, legally married. they were together about a decade. when you start looking into the division of assets and you're trying to do a divorce proceeding, do you look at that whole period of time, the ten years, or just the time of the
the legal marriage is irrelevant. they both are the parents and have rights to visitation and custody. when it comes to property, marriage is very significant. all of the property gained during the marriage will be split roughly 50-50 unless there is that prenup. >> we keep talking about the kids, the kids, the kids. there are six children here, and i think for their sake we have to be very careful about what we say. >> and from all they say, they want what's best for those kids. let's get a check of the weather now from al. >> well, we are really warm weather to talk about as we get into the latter part of the week. widespread warmth with fall starting thursday at 10:21 a.m. tomorrow. look at these temperatures over the next several days. it will be in the 90s in st. louis, upper 80s knoxville, d.c. the upper 80s, jacksonville upper 80s and as we get out west, here's where the chill comes in. here's where we start to feel a little bit more fall-like. look at these temperatures, seattle will be in the upper
in denver. albuquerque, temperatures in the upper 70s. that's more like it and it starts to make its way east toward the weekend. that's what's going on get that weather any time you need it, check out the weather channel on cable. coming up, how the family of jonbenet ramsey is fighting back after a review of evidence in the murder mystery for a tv show points the finger at her brother. first, new questions about
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tom costello has been covering this story and is on capitol hill this morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is all the more awkward because the ceo's father is a united states senator from west virginia. but she is expected to tell congress the reason the epipen is so expensive is because of the money they put into redesigning the epipen and the company has no plans to cut the price. perhaps the most scorned ceo of the year will today face the scorn of congress. >> no one is more than me. >> reporter: so far only once has mylan's ceo faced tough questions on camera over the dramatic price increases for the epipen, going from less than $100 to more than $600 just as her compensation took off. >> you're making $18 million a year. you understand how that looks. >> brian, look, i understand better than anyone that facts are inconvenient to headlines. >> reporter: and this morning more bad headlines.
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his girl friend to snag a contestant on "the voice." did it work? today, september 21, 2016. good morning, bismarck, north dakota! >> good morning to all of our friends in birmingham, alabama. >> hello, wisconsin. go pack, go! >> hello to michigan. >> hey mom, back in texas, thanks so much for watching my dogs while i'm in new york. >> we should be teaching but we're playing hooky on the "today" show. we're back now, 8:00 on a wednesday morning. it's the 21st day of september, 2016. it's a nice day here in new york city.
>> we've got a beautiful morning. just ahead jill martin is here with a great "steals and deals." oh, she's in the bathtub. we'll have actually a lot of different items that will help make your beauty routine more affordable. >> we'll all be a part of that in some way. before we get to that, let's get a check of the morning's top stories. it is time for the news at 8:00. >> reporter: now to the latest on the terror investigation. i'm miguel almagun federal investigators say they began watching their suspect here at his family home the day after the bombing. now they want to know if he had any help. ahmad rahami hit with federal charges, including the use of a weapon of mass destruction. in this criminal complaint just filed, new insight into the terror he's accused of spreading from new jersey -- >> everybody get off of this
manhattan propelling this 100-pound dumpster more than 120 feet. 31 people injured in the blast. some hit with ball bearings and shrapnel. the complaint also painting a dark picture of rahami, revealing his social media revealed extremist content. after monday's shootout and arrest, police recovered a handwritten journal in his possession containing anti-american sentiments. it said he praised al qaeda leaders, osama bin laden and anwar al awlaki as well as the ft. hood shooter who shot and killed 13 people in 2009. it ends, the fbi says, with cod willing, the sounds of the bombs will be heard in the streets. gunshots to your police. death to your oppression. according to the criminal complaint. rahami began ordering material to make bombs in june, buying
of the investigators are also looking into the 28-year-old's multiple visits to pakistan and afghanistan. a senior law enforcement official telling nbc news his pakistani wife, who was overseas during the attacks, was questioned in the united arab emirates. she tells the fbi she knew nothing about her husband's plans. >> what did you tell them? >> reporter: tuesday rahami's father, mohammed, confirmed he spoke to the fbi in a neighbor telling police he called his son a terrorist after ahmad stabbed his brother during a fight. mohammed rahami later told the fbi he was just angry and had no reason to think his son was a terrorist. two years later, investigators say this was his jihad. what federal officials still don't know is where those bombs were made. they say there is no trace they were assembled at the family
matt. >> all right, miguel, thank you very much. in the meantime the mayor of charlotte, north carolina, appealing for calm following a night of street protests that turned violent. demonstrators gathered after a police officer shot and killed 43-year-old keith scott while looking for a different person with an outstanding warrant. officials say scott had stepped out of a car holding a gun. his family denies that he was armed. protesters blocked a highway, some rocks were thrown at patrol police responded with tear gas. at least 12 officers were treated for minor injuries. samsung is promising to have enough galaxy note 7 phones to replace half of those covered in a massive recall. the rest should arrive by the end of the month. many owners have traded in their phones for other models. the consumer product safety commission recalled 1 million of those smartphones because the batteries can overheat and catch fires.
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>> joe fryer has more. what's going on? >> reporter: first the o.j. simpson story inspired a new crop of programs, now the mystery surrounding jonbenet ramsey's murder is getting a lot of attention on tv with two programs drawing two very different conclusions about what happened. this morning, the ramsey family attorney is fighting back, promising to file a lawsuit against one of those shows. as the 20-year anniversary of jonbenet ramsey's death draws closer, the unsolved case generating a wave of renewed interest and controversy. on cbs a two-night series called "the case of jonbenet ramsey" brought together a team of investigators, including the chief investigator for the boulder district attorney at the time of the murder. they spent months digging into the evidence and conclude with a theory point a finger at the girl's 9-year-old brother, burke. >> i think burke was upset with circumstances or christmas presents, he probably would have been upset about her trying to
after anger he may have struck her with na flashlight. >> i think we all agree on that. >> yes. >> yes. >> reporter: that theory is drawing the ire of burke's attorney who plans to sue for defamation, something he did successfully more than 15 years ago. in a statement he said no fair-minded person can condone this false and heinous television attack by cbs on a young man for ratings and profits. in response, cbs says it stands by the broadcast and will do >> i did not kill my daughter, jonbenet. >> i did not have anything to do with it. >> reporter: the ramseys have always maintained their innocence and burke was exonerated by authorities in 1999. still, with the anniversary looming, knowing so many tv programs would surface, burke wanted to get his story out. he broke his silence for the first time during an interview that aired on "dr. phil." >> there still are people that believe that you killed your
>> what do you say about that? >> look at the evidence or the lack thereof. >> reporter: earlier this month in a documentary on a & e called "the killing of jonbenet, the truth uncovered," experts offered another theory that dna evidence points to an intruder, not someone from the ramsey family. >> i think the unescapable conclusion is that an unidentified male committed this crime. as soon as there's a hit, he will be nailed and that will solve the >> reporter: bottom line, nearly 20 years later, no solid answers and still a number of conflicting theories. the boulder police department says the case remains open and a couple detectives do still receive information on a regular basis. back to you guys. >> joe fryer, thank you. let's take a turn now. al is here with a check of the weather. >> let's see what's happening. we've got the ghost of julia still hanging off the east coast, remnants of payne pushing moisture into the southwest and
near minneapolis and just to the west of chicago. could be some airport delays later this morning. afternoon highs 90s into the mid-section of the country from the gulf coast. humidity levels high here in the northeast so it will feel even warmer than the 80s that are predicted. those strong storms, possible flooding from minneapolis, minnesota, all the way into central wisconsin. some showers along the central florida coast. look for that rain lingering in the southeast and some gusty showers through the southwest.
>> and that's your latest weather. savannah. >> thank you so much. let's find what's trending today. let us start with the awkward moment in the wake of the brangelina news. how sad will you be not to say brangelina anymore? you know what, getting that out of the vocabulary is hard. george clooney just happened to be at the u.n. when the story broke so it fell to cnn's richard ross to ask him about it. >> it's a big story. you're friends with both of them. your thoughts, any thoughts, she's a humanitarian, angelina, and your friend brad. >> what happened? >> they're divorcing. >> i didn't know that. i feel very sorry. that's a sad story and unfortunate for a family, an unfortunate story about a family. i'm really sorry to hear that.
>> our hearts go out to richard ross here. first of all, he had to ask clooney about it. clooney clearly hadn't heard the news. also he is a seasoned correspondent, covers the wars in iraq and afghanistan, the berlin wall and then he finds himself having to ask -- >> in an unenviable position. >> and he did it well. >> who it was more awkward for actually. >> hearts go out to both. >> was it all right. so you've always asked what is the happiest song in the world. you've always asked that. >> i've wondered. >> now we have an answer to that question and it comes from science. researchers at the university of missouri studied 126 songs from the last 50 years and came up with a specific formula. yes, carson, an algorithm that took into things like beats per minute, lyrics. what's the happiest song in the world? '"happy" by pharrell.
any other guesses before we get to the answer? it was "don't stop me now" by queen. >> what? i don't even know that song. ?? >> what? >> what do you mean what? that is the happiest song in the world. >> you've got to be kidding. >> why is the happiest song in the world making al so happy? >> what's your happiest song in the >> "wake me up before you go go". >> my changes every week but the song "me too," -- >> what's your happy song? >> i go with "rubber band man" by the spinners. i love that, it makes me smile. >> what's yours, savannah? >> well, i like that coldplay
>> carson? >> "beautiful day" by u2 always makes me feel good, happy. >> 126 songs in 50 years? >> it's a new algorithm, okay? >> what an odd number. >> the algorithm is very picky. they say there's nothing sweeter than a mother's love. that was on display yesterday during a baseball game. here is the orioles first baseman making his major league debut and, a home run. look at mom. look at mom. she had the best reaction. the shock, the disbelief written all over her face. by the way, she's a lifelong orioles fan so of course that makes it even better, and she got to keep the ball. so cute. >> she was a little too surprised like she didn't believe her son could hit it out. >> always looking for the dark side. we're going to start with
stephen colbert's guest last night and shared her impression of her husband. have a look. >> malia will start it because she usually asks the serious question. dad, tell us about your day. and what about that conversation on global warming. and barack -- sasha and i are like oh, god, no, don't get him started. and he said well, i'm glad you asked that. let me just -- let me just answer that in three points. one, and then 1a and then 1a and b and sasha and i are like, oh! >> mrs. obama also joking that her husband loves to hear gossip at the dinner table because, quote, he has no life, end quote. her words, not mine. all right. and to one hotel guest, rather unusual celebrity request. he reserved a room in california and his girlfriend loves jeff
room stash photos of jeff all over the room. he was kidding. but when the couple got to their room, look at what they found. photos of jeff goldbloom were everywhere, in the bathroom, by the bed, next to the phone, all over the room. the man and his girlfriend were indeed shocked but thankful for the incredible customer service. >> why didn't i think of that? >> there we go. finally to "the voice." we've got some pretty good talent this year but the coaches will obviously stop at nothing to woo some of t their team. miley cyrus using her godmother, dolly parton. last night blake shelton an artist who likes reggae music was leaning towards adam but blake brought up somebody close to his heart. >> maybe wondering how i can help you -- >> i'm wondering how you help him. >> i do have some serious connections in that reggae ska world these days. >> really?
>> yes, really. >> i think i'm going to have to pick blake over you. >> yes! >> i'm not afraid to say that i blade the gwen stefani card. i mean, hey, if you've got it, you've got to use it. >> that's right. and it worked. >> best season yet. this one of "the voice" is really awesome. >> good job, carson. >> thank you. now to our ongoing we've tackled restrictive diets and high intensity workouts. this morning a look at fitness trackers. >> a lot of people wonder how accurate are they. our national correspondent decided to try them out. jeff, good morning. >> hey, guys, good morning to you. so many of us trying to hit that magic number of 10,000 steps every day. whether it's your smartphone counting your steps or a fitness tracker you wear on your wrist like this one, we expect them to get it right, down to the step,
this morning i'm putting the most popular fitness trackers to the test. wait until you see the results. i'm going to get all my steps in today. who says you can't exercise at work? working up quite a little sweat here. i'm hitting the streets. stepping, stepping, stepping, and the hallways. fitness trackers on my phone and my wrist counting every step. but are they really accurate? first, we're going to test out the free fitness apps for your phones. we're trying out for iphones and google fit for android devices. i'm going to put both in my hand and go about my day. theoretically both devices should count the same number of steps. walking all over 30 rock. this is where i do all the editing. strolling to different floors. taking the apps everywhere. the cameraman is running now so i guess we're running. let's actually walk.
and the results are in. the iphone says i walked 3,140 steps. the google fit for android says i walked 3,036 steps. both apple and google telling nbc news they have no comment. remember, these are free apps on your phone. what if your actually spending money on those special fitness trackers. are those devices accurate? to find out, i'm wearing three fitness trackers on the same wrist. right here i have the the garmin vivo smart hr and this is the fitbit charge hr. let's see what happens and get to stepping. now i'm walking around new york city for more than an hour. oh, baby. ending up in central park. >> everybody is talking about them, everybody's wants one. >> we're going to see which one is the most accurate. >> fabulous. >> the fitbit says i walked 5,188 steps.
so a lot more. but the jawbone says i walked the most. a whopping 6,271 steps. so what are you supposed to believe? >> hop up onto the treadmill. >> to find out, i came here to the performance lab at new york's hospital for special surgery. that mask measures my calorie burn. my producers count 500 steps. >> 498, 500, jump off. >> well, that's >> i hop off to crunch the numbers on steps. the fitbit was the closest with 502. the garmin 520. and the jawbone, 559 steps. but the real headline here is the calories, right? we all want to know how many calories we burn. what is your the official number from your computer? >> 19.9 calories. >> none of them were close.
calories. fitbit 67 cal reese, more than triple your number. the garmin was the highest, saying i burned 78 calories, nearly quadruple what i burned. >> the trackers are designed to motivate and encourage healthy lifestyles. garmin adding the position on the wrist matters if multiple devices were worn at the same time and whether it's on your dominant hand. don't expect absolute precision from your fitness tracker. back to you devise. >> who wears a fitness tracker here? >> it comes with the ipod. >> on your wrist? >> huh-uh. >> you get the prize for the most steps. >> debra got me a treadmill desk so when i'm at my desk, i'm walking. >> so how many a day. >> between 15,000 and 20,000. >> that's just crazy. >> i'm trying to walk 10,000
i ask al and he's got 20,000. >> i'm in competition with my son, nick. he's got an apple watch too. >> i thought it was cool for a time. i would walk around my apartment to try to get 20 more steps to make it an even number. >> i like the fact that debra has the remote control of your treadmill. >> deb, deb, stop this crazy thing! >> just ahead "steals and deals"
it's 8:30, wednesday, the 21st of september, 2016, middle of the week, great morning, lots of smiling faces. look at that darling lady, she's toning 85. adorable. coming up, it is "steals & deals" time. jill martin is here with must-haves for fall beauty. >> is your mind causing you to do a little overreading? maria shriver is back with more of our brain power "today" series. >> america fe ferrera will tell
today we are looking at wet weather. but the global temperature averages, this is the 16th consecutive month of record warm temperatures. as a whole, 2016 is on track to be the hottest year on record. so it has been a toasty one so far all around the globe. closer to home, it is way above normal. unseasonable heat along the gulf coast. heavy rain along the southeastern atlantic damp side as well. tomorrow we expect to see showers starting to taper off. storms and some flooding possible in the upper mississippi river valley. heavy rain out through the intermountain region and heat
>> don't forget, go to weather channel on cable weather.com. today sirius xm sirius xm host. there you go, let's head back inside. >> i like that love is in the air. now to our special series "brain power," a look at how your brain could be making it harder for you to lose weight. >> maria shriver is back with us again. >> nice to seeing you all again. many people feel their eating
offer them some relief and could explain why some people can't better control their eating. for myrtle green, food is her best friend and worst enemy. the 5'4" mom weighing up to 240 pounds, her overeating a compulsion. >> he started like, oh, god, did i eat that whole box of cookies? i actually blame myself because i felt like i didn't have from the table. >> but now new research suggests obese people's love affair with food may not be caused by lack of willpower but because their brains are wired differently. >> this study took four years. what's the word you would describe when you saw the results? >> shocking. >> in her study at the university of texas southwestern, dr. nancy pusaferi compared how the brains of 15 lean women responded to food
myrtle after both had eaten an identical meal and reported being full. >> so these are the areas of the brain that receive that information about what's pleasurable. >> once the lean women were full, their brains showed no interest in food but brains of the obese women still lit up. >> it says if they haven't eaten at all, their brain is still revved up and driving them to eat. >> the doctor then followed her obese subjects through weight loss surgery. six months after thinning down, she found their brain responses to food actually changed, looking more like the lean women's. but a year after surgery, their brains returned to craving food, even after the women were full. >> their brains started shifting back to their old stance. >> their old obese brain, so it started becoming their enemy again. >> yes. >> possibly explaining why it's
weight off long term. myrtle, who was also in the study, lost 50 pounds with her surgery and says her yearning for sweets initially stopped. but a year later, they came back. >> i noticed that i still have the lust after certain foods. >> what is the message to people who are struggling with their weight? is it now that you have an excuse, sit back, it's okay? >> i think it's know that it's difficult. don't expect it but difficult. you can still lose weight, it's just going to take a tremendous effort. >> myrtle says knowing her brain is wired this way empowers her to take control. exercising more and weighing herself daily, to combat her mind's natural impulses. >> i must acknowledge that those brain patterns are there and with that knowledge work through it to do better.
the brains of some obese people are wired differently. is it genetic or does becoming overweight actually cause your brain to change? doctors hope to develop medicines to counteract these brain changes so they can actually treat obesity as a disorder of the brain, much like they do depression. that's where the doctor is saying is the future. >> i think this is really good because there are some people who write this off and look at someone who's extremely overweight and say that's a willpower but this looks right at biology. >> the doctor was saying when people would come in, they would say to her there's something in my brain, my brain is different, which is why they did the study. she said it turns out they're actually right so she's hoping people will be more compassionate. >> it's so fascinating. you think of everybody on that yo-yo diet and now it totally makes sense. >> she's saying don't use it as an excuse but for all of us to have a little bit more compassion.
>> can we show the picture of you guys from 35 years ago? >> no, no, no, no. it's like 10 years ago. we both look exactly the same. >> i look exactly the same and he has more hair. she said he was making a move on me. >> i did say that. >> lit up my brain. >> go to today.com. >> it was 35 years ago. coming up, jill's "steals deals" on some of the hottest products of the season.
going to start our pamper in style with billy bush. can i just say billy's eyes, he had a little puff this morning because he's so upset about brad and angelina breaking up. is there anything you can do to help him? >> in addition to the cucumbers, we have a skin care set for him. the retail $145, it's a three-piece set. exfoliating cleanser, primer and repair. but billy it has in each of the products. it helps anti-aging and it brightens skin. the retail $145. the deal is $37 for the set. >> that's a bargain. >> okay. next we have the lovely and talented kathie lee and hoda. hi, ladies. >> so a lot of this is colors that you use.
eyeliner, the pure cosmetics, retail $155. it's a five-piece set. >> really nice stuff. >> it looks good on you. >> oh, my gosh, i'm doing the purple like you did. >> is it purple? >> mine is. >> do you get these brushes? >> you get the foundation, the cheek and lip, the mascara, eyeliner and lip gloss. hopefully you have brushes that go along with them. retail is $155. the deal is $29 for the set. >> such a >> now this -- >> what's this? >> we've got matt and al. hair tools we thought were appropriate. and they're heated hair tools. they really help make your hair straight. >> see how much straighter it's getting? >> it's 450 degrees and gets there in five minutes so be careful. although you have a lot of hair, it might burn the scalp. >> how does it work?
within five minutes so it helps straighten your hair without frizz. the retail is $169. so you either get the heated brush or you get the blow drier and the brush. so it's that or that. again, 450 degrees and it's actually less than two minutes. >> did you tell us the price? >> the deal is $45, 73% off. >> thanks, ll the nail department. >> tamron has interesting nail colors. the ncla nail polish, retail $54. it's the choice of three sets and each represent a different zodiac sign. you can see the set that you get on today.com. celebrities include beyonce, madonna, and kylie jenner. the retail $64, the deal $16.
>> you can stock up for holidays and split up the set. now, after you win -- >> a little pampering. >> a balloon bath. >> hi. >> so this is the bath set and the retail is $56.98. carson has a lot going on. you get the body oil, soap and mist. >> you don't get our puppy with a purpose. >> the deal is $18. 68% off. >> so cute. here's the rubber ducky, carson. >> thank you. >> so let's run through the products one more time. we have the skin care set, the makeup, the hair tools, the ncla nail polish set and the bath set. if you have any questions, you know what to do.
back now at 8:46. you know the saying you are what you eat? research now shows you can actually take that literally. so if you want to improve your snacking on and what should you avoid? dr. frank lipman is the best-selling author of "the new health rules." doctor, great to have you here. >> great to be here. >> i have problem at airports. i eat junk stuff, chips, chocolate bars. you said you could help me get much healthier with three basic steps. >> absolutely. >> the first is eat fermented foods. >> right.
fermented black tea, fermented vegetables. >> what is it about the fermentation process that makes you healthier? >> these give you the good bacteria that help your gut. so we now have this term the microbio, all the bacteria in your gut. we used to think bacteria are bad for you. but most of the bacteria, especially in your gut, are good they help you make vitamins that crowd out the bad guys and good for your immune system. >> how often should we eat them? >> one serving a day. >> can i have the hot dog with the sauerkraut? >> if you take the roll away, yes. >> we've always been told to eat green leafy vegetables. you want us to eat stalks and stems. >> the stalks of the broccoli,
those feed those good guy bacteria we talk about. that's fertilizer for the good probiotics. most of us cut those off. eat them. they're good for your body and good for the bacteria. >> in some ways you almost have to eat some of these with fat? >> great question. so if you don't put fat on these vegetables, like olive oil or you put some avocado in your salad, a lot of the nutrients in these vegetables are not going to be absorbed because fat soluable. >> but not butter, you're talking olive oil. >> good fats. fats made by god, not by man. >> you also say we should all know our numbers. what are you talking about? >> the numbers that i'm talking about are there are lots of indicators that are important for health, but the two most important for health promotion and disease prevention are your
a1c. it's a much better measure than the fasting blood sugar. one in three americans are prediabetic so that's an epidemic. if you're prediabetic you're more prone to type 2 diabetes, cancer, and even alzheimer's disease. >> vitamin d, 58-year-old man, how much vitamin d should i be >> that depends on your level. your level should be between 50 and 80 which is much higher than we used to think was normal. so it all depends on your level. have your level checked. increase your vitamin d levels if you need to. >> so fermented foods, stalks and stems and know your numbers. >> exactly. >> doctor, thank you very much. just ahead, we're going to catch up with america ferrera but first this is "today" on
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>> what? >> be there for each other. >> i thought it was one of those glass of wine every night. >> that too. >> look who has joined us. we've got talented actress and producer, america ferrara. >> hello, america, how are you? she's back on nbc this week, second season of her show "superstore." can i brag on you for a second? >> sure. >> let me read you something w it is reliably funny with a razor sharp ensemble. how do you plead? >> i agree. >> are you having fun with it? >> having so much fun with it. i'm so excited about this season. you know, in this television landscape, it's hard to pop, there's so much out there. my list is backed up, i know. and we are just having such a great time. what excited me so much about the show is it's a humorous
class people. and our cast, if you can see, is so diverse and that allows us to kind of talk about anything because we're not picking sides or saying what's right and wrong, but we discuss everything from plan b to open carry gun laws to planned parenthood and we just do it in a funny way and it's not really about preaching so much as mining the humor of so many different people's views of the same issue. >> you said you have a long list of things you watch. >> yeah. >> what's o >> that's on nbc. >> narrow it down. >> am i allowed to say "game of thrones"? i'm a big "game of thrones" fan. and what else? i binge stranger things. >> you actors geek out with each other? >> i do, definitely.
you see everybody standing around, all the shows that you watch are right there. >> and you're allowed to just be hi, i'm so excited to see you. >> i saw her and she was pushing for a little and how about "the voice." >> i did a triathlon on saturday and went to the emmys on sunday. >> how was it? >> it was amazing. it was the first time i've ever done anything like that. >> that's my husband and i did it together. we raised $33,000 for the leukemia and lymphoma society. i swam in the ocean. >> how long was the swim? >> it's like basically a mile swim in the ocean. >> what did you do this weekend?
this morning on today's take, what both sides are saying about the shocking split. and america ferrara takes us inside "superstore." al and i go to the ballpark. all that and more, coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is today's takes with al roker, tamron hall and billy bush live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning, september 21st. billy, al, tamron. we've got two others -- >> very special people. >> my parents are here today. >> love is in the air.
possibly devastated over the brangelina breakup, there they are. 48 years and going strong. >> love does live. exactly. for the people out there like myself when we got the brangelina news. >> my mom is going it does? >> your dad is quite the dapper dresser. >> like the bow tie? >> and the suspenders. >> and he has a great profile shot there. so yesterday when this news hit, tamron is in the middle of msnbc. she's sendi commercial breaks. i can't believe what's happened. al was inconsolable. i believe he wouldn't come out of his room. >> you know, i just feel badly. >> you feel badly? >> here's the deal. and i understand the interest in this. but if you have been unfortunate enough to go through a divorce and one with children involved, and i have done that, you know, you just worry about the children, you worry about -- and to do it in the public eye is
the product of a divorce. my parents remarried other people. my mother went on 27 beautiful years with my dad, clarence newton. so i think we recognize these are human beings. the flip side, they're hollywood stars. and their marriage has been a point of fascination since the day they got together, allegedly on a movie set when he was still with jennifer aniston. so they get it. that's why they talk to the media about they sold their pictures of their children for a great cause, the wedding dress. they have allowed us in to some degree. >> it's interesting that they say -- she filed and says irreconcilable differences and her attorney says she's doing this for the health of the family. then her manager says she will always do what's in the best interests to protect her children. these are code words to me that seem to suggest that they're not safe with him --
don't know. >> i'm saddened by this and then other things. there's reports about too much drinking and this and that. those are tabloid rumors at this point. nobody really knows what's going on. >> that doesn't stop us from talking about it. >> well, listen -- >> or the world. >> i think here's the deal. i think all of those things you set aside. you don't know. the allegations are -- when the news broke that they were apart or are divorcing, i was in a newsroom filled with women and they all went "no!" they had a reaction. so we can talk about whatever high brow, the bottom line is people reacted to it. >> i'm not being high brow, i just -- >> i think men and women might be in different camps here. i'm wondering if guys are like, holy mackerel, you wouldn't believe what was going on last night. my wife, i told her and she said what? it never works out, and she hung up the phone on these people.
>> i think women fell in a couple of categories. there were some women like myself like what about love, can love ever survive? others took team jen. some of my friends instantly went jen aniston got her revenge, others were like team angie. it fell into this category both at work and in my personal relationships. >> are women more o'i think women, it seems to me from what i've heard and the conversations ve i thought they might be. >> i think because how it started. the rumors of how they started. you know, no one wants to be cheated on. certainly you don't want to be left standing there if your significant other or spouse allegedly cheats. i just felt like can love just survive. i just -- but if it's unhealthy, if it's unhealthy, you've got to get out. >> how about clooney now. we all assume unless it's a match made in hollywood that clooney and brad pitt are the
yesterday, he's there for a roundtable with president obama on the refugee crisis and he gets hit with the news, complete low blindsided. >> you're friends with both of them. any thoughts? >> what's that? >> the whirlwind on angelina and your friend brad. >> oh, what happened? >> they're divorcing. >> i didn't know that. >> she filed. >> i feel very sorry. that's a sad story and unfortunate for a family, unfortunate story about a family. i'm very sorry to hear that. the first i've heard it. >> he's like -- i think also his orientation. you're at the u.n. and you're like, wait a minute, what? the orientation of it, you can't get your grounding. >> he left hollywood to go to the u.n. but hollywood did not leave him. it went with him. but i mean, geez, you thought they were great friends, he would know. he probably got on the phone and
mashable compiled a bunch of tweets on the theme love is dead. check out this twitter poll, love is dead. >> these are the options, love is dead, love is dead. jennifer aniston, word is brangelina is done. jennifer right now, hollywood. that's terrible. that is l. escape this triangle. >> and this is the other one. jennifer an aniston is like #brangelina. and that is what we call closure. i saw them out at a restaurant and they are a stunning couple. there was this energy and i watched how he was escorting her through the door and just those gentlemanly touches.
does not stop people from talking about it. >> where does it go from here? this could be the ugliest thing in the world. >> or they could work it out, you know. >> it's sad for the children. how long has this been going? it seems to me no one has heard about any -- heard anything about it. >> the last picture one of the magazines had ten weeks ago they were out with one of their children. what's also fascinating is they have a blended family and i believe brad pitt adopted the children she had prior to their marriage, which was maddox, pax and zahara. does that change the legality of it when you have kids that you adopted before and then you have your own children that you had once you were married. i don't know how all of that works and does that impact their situation. they have only been married also for two years. they were together ten. i always wondered did marriage freak them out because they had been together for ten years. and then they got married per
she said in an interview on "today" actually. so did that have a psychological effect. >> she's an interesting character. i remember i interviewed her before she met brad, this is after billy bob. and i said you have maddox now. what do you do about introducing maddox if you start dating somebody, do you bring that person into the house and let maddox have an opportunity to get attached? she said, no, i'm not bringing anyone home, i'll just take a lover. i'm i said what do you mean? i have friends and we'll just meet at a hotel for a few hours and then i'll go back. i was like, wow, she just shared that right out in the open. >> but she's been very -- from when she became famous and remember the lip lock with the brother, the vials of blood with billy bob thornton, she is not a demure creature and doesn't seem to hide who she is.
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jonathan goldsmith was the original actor. well, i happened to get a gift from the most interesting man in the world. >> from space? >> yes, from space. >> well, he's obviously in the viewing area. >> he sent it on this lovely stationery. >> it looked like it burned in space. >> it's old school. he said i hope your colleagues see me as more than just man candy and perhaps ms. hall will reconsider only enjoying my company for a day. >> he's in space. >> so he s of me on your morning television program. first off, i appreciate your admiration and i thank you. however, i must address your preposterous hypothesis suggesting that i'm dead. i'm afraid you're wrong, i'm very much alive and he's enclosed a case of dos equis but also sent me this lovely calendar compass during a visit during a monsoon.
>> he's watching us from space right now and he would like a date with you. >> this is the old one? can i see the picture? you asked me one year, one night, one week. >> there he is getting ready. >> oh, he's super handsome. >> how would he pick me up? what do you pick up a girl in if you're in space? >> well, he's back now. >> okay. >> he ran out of fuel at some point. >> we should all go. you guys can be the when we find him, we're all going to go out on a date. listen, amy schumer, she posted this instagram comparing "girls' life" magazine and "boys' life" magazine. when amy posts it, it takes on new life. simple caption, no. >> if you aren't read it on the girls side it says fall fashions you'll love, your dream hair. on the boys' life, explore your
and a police officer, science, the whole possibilities that you have. i did not realize, al, you mentioned, that these magazines have been around. >> decades. for decades. >> i was a teen geek. i never saw them. >> look, the publisher of the magazine says they do feature stuff like that, empowering topics, but as we had in the orange room earlier, one of the tweets said, you know, if it didn't it. >> i tend to say that as well. listen, i grew up with barbie as well and i remember the huge backlash on barbie but yet i worked at toys r us so i knew this for a fact. the barbie aisle was the busiest aisle on christmas and you didn't see people returning barbies because their kids didn't want them. make chicken/egg, i don't know. >> and there are niche magazines for everybody.
will be 10:45 p.m. central time. it's 72 degrees with a 20% chance of precipitation. >> everything i learned in life i learned from the movie "airplane." >> oh, man. it's funny, i tell you what. this magazine, i've never seen it in my life. >> well, you have daughters. what's your take? both of you have daughters. >> i think about that video, the little girl in front of the mirror. i'm cute, but the mom says and you're smart. my girls are interested in fashion and beauty but let's also not forget about i have a neuroscientist as an 11-year-old. she's very interested in science and space. >> you can do both. >> and don't you think most parents of sons and daughters have taught their kids, i've never met a mom who said i just talked to her about being cute. come on, every decent mom, which i think are most, would say you
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lymphoma and did one to raise money. i was so inspired by her journey, watching it on social media and talking about it so my husband and i signed up to do one. we raised money for the leukemia and lymphoma society. i'm as proud of that and the work i've put in as about as long as i've ever done. >> how long did you train? >> five months. >> i can't imagine that. >> i was not a swimmer at all. >> what was the easiest, the runn p and then swimming brutal? >> swimming, because it's open water. in the ocean. the only thing i'm thinking is there are no sharks, there are no sharks. and really like i just need to make it to the end. it felt long and hard. as soon as the swimming was done it was like, okay, i survived that. i'm going to be okay. >> and then sunday you're on the red carpet. i mean you looked amazing. you must have felt terrific. >> i felt incredible. i mean after doing something
look at that dress. did you wear heels? >> i did wear heels. i got a foot massage that morning, though, so that my feet could even fit in the heels because they were so swollen. >> and you worked out a niceburger. >> i earn the burger, yes. and since i've been training, just every two hours i'm starving. i just need to eat every two hours. >> with arugula on there >> i would. i was washed that it's an addictive sport, but it's fun. >> let's talk "superstore" coming up, more with america ferrara and a sneak peek at the new season, after your local
we are back with america ferrara and her hit show of course is "superstore." it returns for a new season tomorrow night. how fun is it to work on -- we have an ensemble show here. you had an ensemble how does that feel? >> it's the best, it's amazing. everyone on the show is so different, so unique. comes from such a different background. a lot of comedy people on the show. mark, colton dunn, who comes from the comedy world, lauren ash, mico santos, he's a stand-up comedian. so on top of fabulous writers, everyone is a comedian improving
comfort zone because i'm an actor but getting to play with them feels like just playing in the big leagues. they're amazing. >> we actually have a clip. this is the fake ad with cloud nine store. check it out. >> it's back to school, mom brand kicks. >> when school starts, your friends will say cool, your sneakers aren't any brand. >> which means no one will steal them. >> same goes with our backpacks with a nonspecific beaver cartoon everyone will love. >> and these c totally generic. try making fun of that. >> as this guy always says, who cares what he says, he's not a real character. >> so go back to school in cloud nine nonbrands. >> i love that take. >> that one didn't take that long. we did a full day of shooting those fake commercials, which we had fun with. i get all these tweets like america is doing walmart commercials. no, pay attention, it's a tv show. >> how soon before we start to
great. >> that would be so terrific. >> it's called a vertical. but the key to the humor in "superstore" is a lot of sitcoms you see, you know, it's aspirational, you see this beautiful community and they live in this wonderful house. these are folks that are a little lower down on the socioeconomic ladder dealing with real issues and you guys take on all kinds of stuff. pay inequality and you do it in a funny way. this is smart. >> it's very smart. and w sort of a surprise walkout. my character has been on the job for ten years. she's not looking for things to change, but things happen and she just gets so fed up. and surprises herself by leading the employees in a walkout. that's where we ended season one. season two begins with us on strike. and so for a lot of people it's almost like a documentary, surprisingly. >> because you've been very vocal. you've got your t-shirt on which i'm coveting.
shirt. >> and she wants to know where you got the dress. >> i'll trade you. >> you want people coming up to you and saying this is my life. >> totally. >> you guys represent us. >> totally. that's what excited me about the show. i remember growing up watching comedies about everyday people. you know, roseannes and cheers and where everyday person's life had humor and was valued. and i think, look, i'm first in line for a big aspirational show or film, but there's room in television for the point of view of everyday working class people to be smart, to be funny, and to be dimensionalized. we have working class and poor people and giving them a voice on television represents a lot of people who feel voiceless and we do it in a fun way. that's what i love about the
corporate by you an jonah, your character. >> that's right. >> how does that go? >> well, you'll have to watch. >> america, thank you so much. america ferrara and you can catch the season premiere tomorrow night, 8:00/7:00 central on nbc. up next, al and i take a little trip to the bronx for a snack showdown, #vendor wars at yankees stadium. a little friendsy competition. who do you think won this? >> it's a tie. >> it's a tie. ?? each year 17 billion toilet paper tubes are used in the us alone. that's enough to fill the empire state building...twice. now there's scott tube-free bath tissue. get the premium softness you need... ...without the wasteful tube.
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well, as you probably know al and i are native new yorkers over here and nothing says new york like yankees stadium. >> challenges me to a friendly little competition, who can sell the most concessions. so we hit the park. check it out. >> you're letting him go that way? what about the turnstile. >> i get special treatment. let's go sell some stuff. james, how are you, sir? how long have you been here?
>> 56! >> 55 years? >> he's the rookie. >> programs. >> programs. >> oh, no! >> wait a minute. >> roker is on the board early. this is not good. >> programs, score cards, just ten bucks young lady. just $10. >> oh, it's a kissing booth now. i didn't know that. scorecard, program, kissing booth, whatever you want. have lips, will party. let's go. >> how are you, sir? >> it must be tough going through life looking like al roker. >> do you think the yankees are going to win today? >> you get a free forecast with every media guide. >> come on, gorgeous, it's a free kissing booth too. come here. mwah! here you go. would you like a program? she stole a kiss without buying a program. i feel used.
she used me. and i loved it. >> score cards, yearbooks. >> i'm a big grateful dead fan, sir. listen, i love jerry very much. >> hey, bush, i'm selling foam fingers. >> foam fingers. you wouldn't believe how fun they can be. all right, roker, i see your yearbook and your scorecard. >> and my foam finger. >> and i raise you peanuts and cracker jacks. >> all right. now we're g the best here. james, how are you, sir? >> what does it take to sell, to move product? >> you've just got to be loud and you've got to show it. >> we'll see you when the bag is done. >> hit it, baby. >> all right, here we go. >> cracker jacks, peanuts. cracker jacks, $6. cracker jacks. all right, five bucks, five bucks. i'm not giving it, i see you, you're very rich.
$11 mr. big time. >> thanks, gentlemen. >> girls, i've got to outsell roker. he's killing me over here. come on. >> who wants peanuts? >> i've got three left. buy these out for me. i love you. >> peanuts. thank you. i'm out. >> i'm out, i'm out. i'm done. >> i'm done, i'm done. i win. here's where i had you beat. when i would come here with my dad and my uncle, he'd say did yo game or did you come here to eat? i came here to eat. >> gentlemen, it's guys like you that make this experience so fun for everybody. thank you so much. >> hope you had fun, guys. >> roker, i concede. i concede. >> that's all right, my friend. >> peanuts, cracker jacks. it's in my blood. peanuts, cracker jacks. >> adorable. >> i did have a secret weapon. one of the cutest little girls.
>> it's so cheap that he did this. >> check her out. >> where's the baby? >> oh! >> she was beautiful. is beautiful. that's her little yankee jumper. >> and they fell in love with him all over again like it wasn't enough he was a television icon and then he proceeded to sell out. >> look at that little girl. that was fun. who won the game? >> i don't know. >> i don't know. >> i was busy eating. >> thanks again te yankees stadium. >> oh, hey, i win, baby! a lifetime supply of nuts. >> a couple of weeks left in the season. the postseason kicks off tuesday, october 4th. >> that was nice. peanuts for everybody's. >> i'll take one. >> that's it. hey, peanuts. have yourself some peanuts. peanuts, who wants -- here, here you go. hey, peanuts, hold on, let's just give these out. peanuts, who wants some peanuts?
all right, boys, peanuts. hope there are no nut allergies. be careful, please, please, please. we've got to give one to billy's parents. peanuts, there you go. everybody has -- young man, there you go. have some peanuts. everybody gets some peanuts. oh, yeah, there you go. peanuts in the orange room. peanuts. all right, let's show you what we've got going on right now. oh, wow, pardon me while i kick anyway, we've got sunshine up and down the east coast, some showers, though, in florida. heavy rain in the mid-atlantic states, gusty showers in the pacific northwest. also in the southwest. and we're looking for more storms and flooding in the upper mississippi river valley. heat and humidity in the mid-section of the country. heavy rain in the intermountains.
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holidays will be here before we know it so we have to plan ahead. we can't be in line trying to get the gift and it's not there. >> today lori shact is here with a look at toys kids are going to be begging for. >> we're going to unwrap some of the hottest toys. this is love to learn elmo. like always, elmo will teach your kids, he'll play fabulous games but this elmo we download an app and can customize he'll know your child's name, favorite colors, favorite food and work on life skills. billy, elmo has a message for you. >> do you need to use the potty? >> use the potty? >> yes, if you went then elmo would say you did it, you did it. so whether it's bedtime or brushing your teeth, elmo is really great. >> so does he do sleeping at night? i love that.
palace. this is four feet long and there's play on both sides. there are smart points all over. when you put them on a smart point, they come to life. they talk, they sing and there's even a tea party over there that they'll interact with each other. >> oh, wow. >> okay, right there. they light up. >> that's cute! oh, my gosh. >> it's also compatible with all the oar go gos and there's no limit to our kids this is from crayola. it's our super duper arts studio. on two sides we have a blackboard. we have clips all over to hang paper. back here we have the whiteboard, magnetic all around and a desk. four kids can be playing at the same time. >> that is the chair, the desk -- >> everything, everything, it's adorable. >> do you like that? >> so come. i have so much more to show you guys. >> okay. we're kids at heart. >> this is air simon.
>> it looks like the regular simon but -- just like the memory game you know but now we play in the air. so you fool the pattern. >> oh, what happened? >> okay, so watch. so you can play by yourself, you can play with friends. if four people are playing, we can use four hands to make this go. simon skills. >> so we know that we want to keep our kids moving and active. so this is our sky fly. this is amazing. it looks like a scooter, right, and it is, but i want you to think stair master meets scooter because kids will actually pedal. i think we're actually going downstairs. look at that, they are pedaling and keeping active is awesome, right? >> al, you're down there with
it's a good workout. >> i don't think you have enough room in here. >> gordon and rebecca doing that. >> it takes a little practice. >> we've also got this hot wheels sky shock and owen showing this thing off. >> this is our hot wheels. >> hang on. al, you're still talking, right? go ahead. >> well, it's the hot wheels sky shock. this thing, it actually -- it's like an rc car, but if you've e flies. it becomes like a drone almost. and we've got devon and owen showing them off. >> that's pretty sweet. >> which is pretty nifty. >> all right. >> boom! wow. guys. >> thank you, al. back up here. so show us this. >> so we know that our kids are going to be asking for pets come this holiday season, so this is chip. chip is a robotic, ai robotic
you can control chip any number of ways with your wearable controller, with the ball, with the voice commands, hand commands. chip is just a puppy but let's see if he'll listen. hey, chip. hey, chip. >> you don't have to pick up after them. thank you so much. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to hump day, and wines day wednesday. september 21st. we figured it out. i've already forgotten. >> what? >> is that the last day of summer or the first day of fall? >> the 21st is the first day of fall -- i think. >> exactly. >> but not -- >> tomorrow is the -- oh, the first day of fall. >> milk this today.